HMP Rochester/ HMYOI Cookham Wood– Fire Damper Remedials


HM Prison Rochester has been part of the UK’s reformative system since 1870. The management team prioritises the health and safety of all individuals and constantly works to ensure that the building is safe and compliant.

The Need

With a building structure that dates to 1870, it is important to keep a regular maintenance schedule. The facility needed remedial works to be undertaken on some of its fire dampers to ensure they are compliant with BS:9999 and help provide the assurance of a safe building.

The solution

From the initial consultation, HMP Rochester was confident that Hydro-X Air had the right approach and in-depth expertise to meet their requirements. The team identified each defective fire damper and repaired or replaced as appropriate. Communication and comprehensive reporting were a big part of the process. Hydro-X Air held daily meetings with the HMP Rochester team and provided daily service reports to make the monitoring and management of the process seamless for both teams.


Hydro-X Air completed all the fire damper remedials on time, within budget and fully compliant with BS9999. The excellent service delivered also opened opportunities for Hydro-X to deliver other compliance, health and safety solutions to HMP Rochester.

Some pre and post remedial examples carried out across the sites.

Client recommendation – GFSL Site Manager

For me personally, working alongside Ashley Tombs over the past few months, has indeed made life a little easier for myself, especially as I have been tasked with ensuring that site compliance is catered for.

I have dealt with a few contractors over the past 2 years in this job role, and I have experienced some difficulty with other contractors, that cannot be said about Ashley and the service he has delivered, whenever I have had a query, Ashley has responded honestly and efficiently, and because of this service I have been able to meet set targets recently, and enabling me to deliver as I said I would.

I can honestly say that should colleagues from different establishments require any assistance, I will be suggesting to contact Ashley.